Monday, April 13, 2020

The New Husband by D. J. Palmer

A new house, a new neighborhood, a new “boyfriend” for mom, but nothing but hatred for Maggie.

Having Simon, the new boyfriend, move in with them wasn’t something Maggie liked because she extremely disliked him. She just wasn’t comfortable around him and felt something was not quite right.

Since her father was never found after a boating accident, things had been rough, but this seemed worse.

As the days go on, Maggie sees more things happening that seem like control on Simon's part.  

Why can’t her mother see this especially since Simon always said subtle things indicating that her mother shouldn’t go back to work because she couldn’t handle the house and a job.

As we look back, Maggie's father wasn't much better since he had been lying to her mother as well.

As we get to know the characters more…

1.  Nina needed to wake up and listen to her daughter.

2.  Connor needed to be more aware of what was going on.

3.  Maggie needed to keep questioning her impressions of Simon.

 4.  And Simon needed to leave.

Can you tell I didn't like Simon? He was such a manipulator. 

I kept wondering and worrying about what his real plan was and what he was going to do next.

Tension, ill will, subtlety, lies, and suspense abound in THE NEW HUSBAND.

The tension throughout the book was very strong but the ending tension was so strong, you will be talking out loud to the characters and having your blood pressure rise.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. You don’t want to miss reading this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I get very nervous when boyfriends of mothers behave like this and I cant understand the mothers putting themselves first when they have children. Maybe I should not be so judgemental.

    1. It is hard to understand.

      Thanks for your comment, Mystica.

  3. Great review!!! I hope you get the chance to read his other book SAVING MEGHAN, it was phenomenal!!!

    1. Thank you, Cheryl.

      I'll look for SAVING MEGHAN.

      Thanks for commenting and sharing that title.

  4. I've been eyeing this one, so I had to pre-order it. Of course I could have waited until tomorrow to download it, but I get impatient. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. You will enjoy it. :)

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

  5. Sounds intriguing! Great review!

    1. may like it, reeca.

      Thanks for your comment.

  6. Yep Simon sounds controlling and horrible and I just hope that somehow he got his come uppence! Seems like a great read.

    1. Simon was very controlling, but he did it very subtly.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.